|Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 09:20 pm: ||
He guy's was looking for something and came across www.dieselmotorcycles.com they are making bikes for the army and will make a reguler one for us non enlisted guy's and it is a 600 single that gets 110 mpg and runs on bio fuels and aviation kerasine, there is allot of demand for them from the military but I would buy one if I could and will someday, I like this concept very much and it is american not jap and over 100 mpg sighn me up. Mike from Boston a ulysses owner
|Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 10:20 am: ||
That looks like a good choice for a jaunt down through South America or up to Prudhoe Bay.
I looked at that site last year, I see the Bulldog model is still not in production. that seemed to be a good choice at about 400 pounds wet, 32 HP, and 10 second 0-60 MPH performance. Of course, there was no mention of prices. That might be an issue for me...
|Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 02:26 pm: ||
We met the Hayes folks - their shop is just an hour away. They're justifiably proud of what they've done.
They have designed a diesel engine which fits into the KLR - it is NOT a slightly modified KLR motor. Amazing piece of work.
They get the VERY used gas-engined KLR's from the USMC and do a total tear-down. The engine uses hardly ANY KLR components except some tranny bits and even the existing crankcases are heavily modified becuase of the new crank and bottom end bearings.
I hope they go into civilian production someday soon!
Not emissions ready just yet but it is coming. They're testing in local roads out here.
(Message edited by slaughter on December 23, 2007)
|Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 02:03 pm: ||
Yea, a while back (year +) I was checking these guys out. But Still looks like they are delaying the civilian production. That was the case over a year ago, and at that point from what I have read, they had already delayed it a long while.
I'd be all over that!
|Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 02:36 pm: ||
Man, if this ever comes out, and you can run homemade biodiesel in it... man, THAT would be awesome!
|Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 11:24 pm: ||
Ya know, a modern tech diesel really makes sense as a power plant. How many riders really make regular use of a 10,000 plus rpm rev limit? Diesels make power where it counts. Oh, and don't say they don't haul A. Just look at Audi's record for the last several years. 100 mpg would be sweet. Buell oughta hook up with these folks I say.